LCD and Policy Article Revisions Summary for March 23, 2017

Posted on March 23, 2017

Outlined below are the principal changes to the DME MAC Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and Policy Articles (PAs) that have been revised and posted. The policies included are Commodes, Intravenous Immune Globulin, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Pumps, and Wheelchair Seating. Please review the entire LCD and related PA for complete information.

Commodes

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017

COVERAGE INDICATIONS, INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
Added: General Requirements
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: General Documentation Requirements
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: Direction to Standard Documentation Requirements
Removed: PIM reference under Appendices
Removed: Supplier Manual Reference under Miscellaneous
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements article

Policy Article

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Added: Modifier instructions
CODING GUIDELINES:
Deleted: HCPCS code E0628 - crosswalked to HCPCS code E0627
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements Language Article

 

Intravenous Immune Globulin

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017

COVERAGE INDICATIONS, INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
Added: General Requirements
Revised: Refill Requirements
Revised: Drug Wastage verbiage
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: General Documentation Requirements
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: Direction to Standard Documentation Requirements
Removed: Information under Miscellaneous and Appendices
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements article

Policy Article

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Added: Modifier requirements
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements Language Article

 

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Pumps

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017

COVERAGE INDICATIONS, INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
Added: General Requirements
Revised: Supply Requirements
Revised: Refill Requirements
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: General Documentation Requirements
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: Direction to Standard Documentation Requirements
Removed: Reference to Supplier Manual under Miscellaneous
Revised: Pressure ulcer staging criteria per NPUAP 2016 Staging Consensus Conference
Removed: PIM reference under Appendices
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements article

Policy Article

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017

POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Added: Billing Information, Written Order Prior to Delivery and Modifiers requirements
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements Language Article

 

Wheelchair Seating

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017

COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
Removed: HCPCS codes for Group 4 wheelchairs not available in Captain's chair model.
ICD-10 CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
The diagnosis code groups were reorganized to more closely reflect the disease conditions described in the reasonable and necessary section. This resulted in a consolidation/collapsing of the 4 diagnosis code groups for 3 types of items (skin protection, positioning items and combination skin protection and positioning items) into 3 groups. Diagnosis code Groups 5 and 6 were renamed to 4 and 5. Effective 10/01/2015
Added: General Requirements
ICD-10 CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Added: Instructions to summarize the coverage criteria for the wheelchair seating options
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: General Documentation Requirements
Added: New reference language and Directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: Direction to Standard Documentation Requirements
Removed: Information under Miscellaneous and Appendices
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements article

Policy Article

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Added: 42 CFR 410.38(g) and Modifiers requirements
CODING GUIDELINES:
Changed: The third bullet for one characteristic of a positioning back cushion (E2613-E2616, E2620, E2621) from "vertical" to "horizontal".
Revised: Description of headrest (E0955) and fixed mounting hardware
Added: Coding guideline for E0956 to specify that these items may be used on trunk, hip, thigh, and knee
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements Language Article

Note: The information contained in this article is only a summary of revisions to the LCDs and Policy Articles.  For complete information on any topic, you must review the LCDs and/or Policy Articles.

Last Updated Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:02:07 +0000